Yet where diversity often starts out as a social justice motive, it often ends up as a commodity tool—an advertisement. Continue reading
If you were to break down the quirktacular Brooklynite duo Matt & Kim into their three essential components (or quirk-quarks, we like to call ‘em), you’d end up with a nervous sexual energy of a drunk first date, the hipstamatic album from a late-night trip to Denny’s, and the contents of a sullent teenage lesbian’s iPod. Which, so long as we’re on this didactic kick, is also a pretty apt description of Tumblr. Hmmm. Oh. Oh God. We just realized! Their show at the House of Blues! Somebody could post pics to fuckyeahmattandkim, which would push us past the Quirkzschild radius. Meaning … total quirkastrophy.
[THU 6.30.11. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888.693.2583. 7pm/$22. hob.com/boston]
While Sunday could have been just another tour night for other bands out there, Florence and the Machine took Halloween and ran with it. And by ran with it, I mean killed it, tore it to pieces and wore its rib cage as a t-shirt. Continue reading